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From The Files: Sally Jo Sorensen And Tom Emmer’s, Erm, Interesting Ad

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 28, 2014

Sally Jo Sorensen, the proprietor of Bluestem Prairie, the best blogger in the State of Minnesota, and one of the state’s top journalists, is doing a fundraiser. You should donate. Really.

It was Bluestem Prairie who, back when all the Twin Cities bro-blogs had taken one look at the early 2011 poll numbers and given up on fighting the voter restriction amendment ballot measure, spent the better part of a year listening to increasingly frightened local elections officials from all over the state, rural and urban, who were horrified at the impact a passed voter restriction amendment would have on their municipal and county budgets. BSP also worked with local voting groups and branches of the League of Wmen Voters to help educate the public on this measure.

Bluestem’s most recent national claim to fame involves Ms. Sorensen’s discovery of this really weird “It’s a floor wax! It’s a dessert topping! It’s a campaign commercial!” ad of Tom Emmer’s, an ad so weird it made the Colbert Report.

With campaign season heating up again, Sally Jo needs to be ready to cover it. Go help her if you can.

4 Responses to “From The Files: Sally Jo Sorensen And Tom Emmer’s, Erm, Interesting Ad”

  1. Dave Porter said

    Ms. Sorensen would get far more repeat contributions if she would take the time to send a thank you note to anyone sending, say, more than a hundred bucks. Or fifty, Or twenty-five.

    • Charles II said

      Really, Dave? I’ve always found thank-yous a nuisance and, if they’re done by mail, a waste of my donation dollar.One way to I think of a donation as something like applause, as thanks for work well done. Or, as a seed money for future work.

      But I can understand that others might feel differently.

      • Dave Porter said

        Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is a classic resource for anyone trying to accomplish anything.
        Smart people read it. Successful people use it.

      • Exactly, Charles.

        I’d much rather see Sally Jo putting her time and my donation to work hunting down the stories no one else will chase down.

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